West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeequestioned implementation of NRC outside Assam and said that she won’t allow the citizenship act to be implemented in West Bengal. Her statement came out after Amit Shah declared pan-India implementation of NRC.
What did Mamata Banerjee say about NRC?
Addressing a public meeting at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district, Mamata Banerjee said that NRC was part of the Assam Accord signed during the tenure of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. She further said that the act could never been implemented on other parts of country.
Mamata Banerjee also questioned leaving 14 lakh Hindus and Bengalis out of the final list of NRC published on August 31. Launching a veiled attack on BJP, she said that some people are fomenting trouble in the peaceful areas. They want to divide the country along religious lines for personal gains.
She said that the proposed implementation of NRC in West Bengal is creating panic. She claimed that it has already claimed 11 lives in the state as the people are worried about meeting the same fate as the people of Assam.
Mamata Banerjee also questioned the Kashmir policy of the center by highlighting killing of Bengali laborers in Kashmir. She said that families of those killed in Kashmir are given compensation. Also, the government was making necessary arrangements to bring others back to their homes. She said that all migrant labors of Bengal will be duly compensated.
What did Amit Shah say about NRC?
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that NRC would be implemented across the country but also assured that no one would be persecuted due to the act.